NATURAL GAS: Safety and climate concerns will be expressed at a hearing today where a liquified natural gas export terminal on the Delaware River could be greenlighted. (WHYY)
ALSO: Pennsylvania shale gas permitting continued to fall in November, continuing a trend that started in the spring. (S&P Global)
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GRID: New England’s grid operator projects sufficient electricity capacity for this winter, based in part “decreasing peak energy usage trends.” (Associated Press)
• Green Mountain Power in Vermont is testing an electric vehicle charger that allows the company’s 2019 Nissan Leaf to act as a storage resource. (American Public Power Association)
• Thirty new stations and 300 electric bikes will be added to Philadelphia’s bicycle sharing program as it expands outside of the central business district. (WHYY)
• New York utilities offer differing visions on how to manage electric vehicle charging in proposals submitted to state regulators. (RTO Insider, subscription required)
• Hearings begin in Pennsylvania on the state joining a regional agreement to curb emissions with most of the early testimony from a broad array of interests in support of the effort. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
• Labor unions aligned with the state’s coal and fracking industries are poised to testify against the initiative. (Pennsylvania Business Report)
• Advocates raise concerns that New York City “has taken its eye off the ball” following a report showing increased emissions in 2018 and 2019. (City Limits)
SOLAR: The largest single rooftop solar project in Rhode Island at 6.76 MW is under construction and will be operational in early 2021. (Solar Power World)
CLEAN ENERGY: Advocates in a New Hampshire town are promoting a vote at next year’s town meeting to commit it to 100% renewable energy over the next 30 years. (Keene Sentinel)
STORAGE: Batteries from a Connecticut startup are powering the New York Power Authority headquarters for up to five hours a day in the first real-world test of the company’s technology. (CT Post)
• The Philadelphia Inquirer says approval of an LNG export terminal on the Delaware River is the wrong signal to send if the country is serious about tackling climate change.
• A climate activist says Maine’s release of an action plan puts it at the forefront of the national effort needed to confront the crisis. (Seacoastonline)
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